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By fratboii Feb 25, 2013 715 Words
Family is Irrelevant: Disagree
Family is something that no one gets to choose, and no one can change. The best thing to do is be flexible and be able to take what they say and change it for your better understan express their rebellion. In the novels, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger we get to experience growing up though the eyes of Holden Caulfield a sixteen year old. Whether it means wearing a raccoon tailed hat or ordering a prostitute Holden enjoys drawing attention to himself. He comes from a very wealthy family that lives in New York City. Holden’s parents fit the perfect stereotypes of father and mother figures. His father is stern and expects a lot from Holden. His mother is carrying and loving. Holden has two siblings, DB, older brother who moved to Hollywood to pursue his dreams and younger sister Phoebe who is a brilliant sweet six year old. Holden also had another brother his name was Allie. Holden and his family miss him dearly but know that no matter what he cannot come back. Holden attends a boarding school called Pencey. He has a pretty bad reputation about getting kicked out of schools and this is basically his last resort. “He knew I wasn’t coming back to Pencey. I forgot to tell you about that. They kicked me out.” Holden says sounding totally casual (4). Holden is a kid who most likely did not get much attention at home. Since his brother acted, his other brother died and his sister was a genius Holden was forgotten. He had no major standout aspect unlike his siblings. Although his family loved him they did not give him enough attention, well as much as he required. Holden lashed out and did tings to gain the attention of people, and probably his family. Although one is responsible for their actions Holden’s family, mostly parents pushed him and caused him to rebel in the only way he knew could get him the attention he wanted. When a teenager is pushed into something that they do not want to do, they most likely will not do it. They do not want to seem like they are uncool and follow the rules so they break them. My parents gave my a curfew this summer I had to be home by 12:30am and if I wasn’t then the next night I would not get to go out at all. As the summer began to wind down I became very confortable with my curfew, only getting in a few minutes late when I lost track of time. One night my friends and I had found this incredible bonfire on the beach. We could not pass up this adventure, so we went. At the beach all activity had to be done by 1am. I knew that night I would not be getting home on time and I did not care. So I texted my mom begging to have a sleepover and pleading to extend my curfew. She did not budge though, she wanted me home at 12:30. Once 12 rolled around I knew I was not going to be home in thirty minutes so I just decided not to care. I did not want to seem like my parents were holing me back so I just stayed. By 1:30 I was home. My parents were asleep and I had just come home from a great night. Although I was having a fun night I would not have broken my curfew if my mom had just extended it that one night. I told her that I was going to be home later then usual and she could have easily avoided that. I wanted to show that I was mature and could make my own decisions. My parents were not ready for that. I knew it was wrong to ignore my curfew th also the thing that will push you to the edge. Family is extremely relevant when it comes to teenage rebellion. Although friends may have a large influence on the decision teens make, most spend more time with their families therefore family will have a bigger impact on their decision. Though parents eyes, we will always be babies. That’s why they care s\

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